Best bolt .308 under $400??

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by rem870forever, Nov 7, 2011.

  1. rem870forever

    rem870forever New Member

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    I want good reliability, Long range, about 1 MOA or under
     
  2. pagj17

    pagj17 New Member

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    Out to what range? 400 is not much for a long range gun
     

  3. pagj17

    pagj17 New Member

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    That said, look at the savage Axis.
     
  4. unclebear

    unclebear New Member

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    91/30 Mosin Nagant reliable, accuracy depends on which one you pick, you can throw a scope on it or not, trigger isn't awesome but it way under $400.

    308 win (7.62X51)
    Mosin Nagant (7.62X54R)

    It's not a model 700 or anything like that but people have shot out to 1000 yards with them. But like I said it depends on which one you pick and the condition.
     
  5. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    Take a look at the Marlin XS7. Great rifle for the money.
     
  6. rem870forever

    rem870forever New Member

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    I heard the mossberg 100 was good
     
  7. Poink88

    Poink88 New Member

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    For affordable but great value rifles, check...

    Savage Edge/Axis
    Weatherby Vanguard
    Howa 1700
    Tikka T3
    Marlin XS7
     
  8. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    i had one in 30-06, shot very accurate with handloaded ammo, but was a ***** on recoil. if you want one for hunting, good choice, for shooting targets and lots of shooting, not a good choice IMO. now i have three Marlin X7's and they handle the recoil much better. also check out the Savage Axis line of rifles, either of these are better at the recoil than the Mossberg.
     
  9. dks7895

    dks7895 New Member

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    +1 on the Marlin X7
     
  10. trex1310

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    Weatherby Vanguard. Great rifle and very accurate.
     
  11. Muliemaster

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    Marlin over the vanguard in a split second way more bang for the buck but thats my thought
     
  12. rem870forever

    rem870forever New Member

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    I don't mind about recoil, I just want to shoot around 500-800 yards
     
  13. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    What kind of accuracy are you looking for at that range?

    If you want something better the minute of deer at 500 yards, you may need to keep saving. Don't get me wrong, I love my Marling KL7 in 30-06 but to ask an entry level rifle with a $200 scope to knock down a quarter at 500 plus yards is a TALL order.
     
  14. Muliemaster

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    Lets say for a second that the x7 cant shoot long range so now look at other rifles that quote r not entry level what makes the x7 any less??? It has all the bells they have dosent it oh yes it does my bad factory entry level guns can all performe in the hands of someone who spends time behind them my x7 is a tack driver period I have a leupold vx3 on it an at 200 off a bench will put 5 shots in 1 inch all day long dosent seem entry level now does it yes I have other high end rifles but why my christensen arms was 10 times in cost an for what it dosent group any better
     
  15. rem870forever

    rem870forever New Member

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    I think I'll stik with the marlin
     
  16. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    I agree that typically it has more to do with the shooter then the rifle and my Marlin will group like yours will at 200 yards and while I dont often get to shoot at 200 anymore, at 100 it makes one ragged hole. All I'm saying is that there is a BIG difference between 200 and the 500-800 that the OP mentioned. When you get out to those ranges the game changes dramtically.
     
  17. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    i agree that the shooter is the bigger part of the package here. lots of rifles can shoot accurately out of the box, but when getting past 500 yards, i think that most will require a little tuning and accurizing to reach their full potential. but past the 500yrd mark, lots of it also depends on the person pulling the trigger. then there's the reloading thing, tuning ammo to the rifle.
     
  18. Muliemaster

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    Hey there axxe55 just finishef a colorado elk an deer hunt my kid smoked a good 5x5 muley I took another good 6x6 bull headed to wyoming on friday for deer elk an antalope
     
  19. HOSSFLY

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    For that range you might want to save up a little more money :rolleyes:
    Most of the rifles mentioned are good for mabe 300yds but 800? :confused:
    You're asking too much out of a $400 rifle-----------Then theres the glass!
     
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2011
  20. CarlsbadRanger06

    CarlsbadRanger06 New Member

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    If you want to shoot sub MOA at beyond 500M you're going to have to find some little old widow lady selling off her dead husband's rifles dirt cheap or a similar scenario.

    You just can't spend $400 or less and get a long gun to do that.

    Keep saving your money bud! You'll get there ;)